Why OCS?

We know that choosing the right school for your child is important. At Orange Christian School, we partner with you in your desire to see your child achieve their full potential in a place where they will be nurtured academically, socially and spiritually.

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Orange Christian School is a Prep- Year 12 campus on Cecil Rd, Orange.

Orange Christian School is a vibrant, non-denominational Prep – Year 12 school located in the Central West region of NSW. OCS is an ideal place where your child can grow, learn and thrive in a dynamic environment, with space to run and fresh air to breathe!

At OCS, your child will learn in an atmosphere where they are seen, known and valued as individuals made by God. We partner with you to help raise children who think creatively, try new things and grow into people of Godly character.

Orange Christian School Prep 4-year-old School readiness program was the perfect transition for our daughter into Kindergarten. She was exposed to a real classroom environment in a fun and age-appropriate way, and it made ‘big school’ a lot less daunting. It was an obvious and easy decision to continue her through into Kindergarten at OCS. The relationships she’d built with the other children in Prep going through, and the continuity of care that the school provides in the transition gave her a safe and enjoyable start to her school life.

Anna & Josh Sims, OCS parents

Meet Mr Ken Greenwood, Orange Christian School Principal.

I welcome you to Orange Christian School, a community committed to support parents in their important task of preparing children for a fulfilled life of service to God in their community.

As a Christian school, we teach students within an understanding the Bible gives us about ourselves, our world and our purpose in it.

Christian schools teach students that they are made in the image of God, and therefore that each person has intrinsic value. Christian schools employ staff who share and model Christian beliefs, values and lifestyle.

Christian schools educate the heart as well as the mind. The development of positive relationships, character qualities and personal spiritual formation are essential components of a Christian school education.

Orange Christian School promotes rigorous academic engagement, the development of Christian character, and a heartfelt response to God’s call and purpose for our lives.

There are many opportunities for parents to engage with the school. Our staff and I look forward to walking the journey with you to see your child flourish in this purposeful community.

For more than 40 years, we’ve provided an extensive Christian education to hundreds of children, and supported families in Orange and the Central West. We’re passionate about engaging students with lifelong learning in partnership with parents; encouraging academic growth and Christian discipleship.
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Academic Growth

School should be a place where a child is challenged to learn and grow. We believe that students will flourish when given the opportunity to discover things that awaken their curiosity and set them buzzing to learn more.

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Parent Partnership

Kids do better at school when parents and teachers work together. We believe parents know their children deeply, and that parental insight and input is vital for a well-rounded education.

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Christian Discipleship

The greatest hope of a Christian parent is to see your child develop a genuine faith in Christ and grow in Christian character. We believe that each child is intrinsically known and valued by God and they can truly know Him personally.

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Student Wellbeing

If children aren’t coping with emotions or change, they won’t get the most out of their education. We focus on student wellbeing so every child has the capacity, skills, strategies and resources to navigate life with resilience and purpose.

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Co-Curricular Opportunities

Participation in co-curricular activities, and increased physical activity is linked to positive academic outcomes and wellbeing. We believe every child should feel the joyful fizz of curiosity that comes from investigating something new.

At Orange Christian School, every child is known and valued as a vital member of our community.

With a focus on providing an excellent, well-rounded Christian education, we partner with parents to raise children who think creatively, try new things and have an outward focus.

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Prep

In Prep, children are nurtured in a warm environment where they can be curious & investigate the world in our 4 year old school transition program.

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Junior School

In Junior School, a child’s initial experience of school ought to be in a safe, well-equipped environment where they’re supported socially, academically & spiritually.

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Middle School

An effective partnership between home and school assists young people to grow in Christian character, and develop a lifelong love for learning.

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Senior School

You can be confident that you’ve chosen a school where we take the time to know each child as an individual so they can truly reach their full potential for life beyond school.

Orange Christian School played an extremely important role in shaping our children for life beyond school. Partnering with teachers to determine the best way to support the growth of our children has greatly contributed to their faith, academic and personal development.

Adam and Kim Reilly, OCS parents

Ready to join us at Orange Christian School?

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Discover if OCS is the right fit for your family
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Take a tour of OCS with our Registrar
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Submit an enrolment application online
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Established by parents, for parents

Overseen by a Board dedicated to Christ-focused learning, OCS was originally founded in 1981 by a group of local parents who believed that an excellent Christian education was built on solid parent partnerships.

These parents approached Christian Education National (CEN) for help to start a school where a rigorous academic curriculum could be taught by Christian staff, with a Christian worldview.

The first Orange Christian School classes were taught to 17 students in buildings at the Church of Christ in Orange. Enrolments, staff and facilities increased and through God’s goodness, the current site was purchased in 1988. Classes began at our current Cecil Road location with 123 students in September 1989.

Since then, Orange Christian School has acquired adjacent properties and land to increase the facilities we offer. Our existing site incorporates 11 hectares which has allowed for generous playing and sports fields, a commercial kitchen and café, fully equipped construction workshop, drama and stage facilities, gymnasium, indoor sports courts, purpose-built classrooms, Learning Hub and more.

Students learn in an environment where they are valued as individuals created by God, with gifts, talents and abilities also given by Him. We aim to provide a supportive and nurturing environment, where every child is challenged to think creatively, work wholeheartedly and embrace a growth mindset.

We thank God for our school’s growth, and we’re incredibly grateful for the vision and commitment of those pioneering parents. Equally, we appreciate our current families, staff and students for their continued dedication and commitment to seeing the OCS vision in action.

Our mission is to raise up effective leaders of Godly character who will blend academic achievement and biblical truth, to influence society for the glory of God.

Education is more than just facilities and obtaining good grades. It is about developing Godly character in order to face life’s challenges. We inherently believe each child is created intricately by God, gifted with the skills and abilities they need to make their unique contribution to the world, no matter how small or big.

Our role is to provide opportunities for each child to explore the wonders of creation, encourage them to delve into interests and causes that set their soul on fire, and pursue them with every fibre of their being, all to the glory of God.

Many of our former students come back to OCS with little ones in tow when they become parents, or even grandparents. Across Orange and the surrounding districts, there are generations of families who have chosen and entrusted Orange Christian School as their choice when it’s time to educate their own children.

Ready to join us at Orange Christian School?

Why OCS?, Orange Christian School – Step1

Step 1

Discover if OCS is the right fit for your family
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Step 2

Take a tour of OCS with our Registrar
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Step 3

Submit an enrolment application online

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Is there anything better than authentic Italian pizza? This year Prep Green and Blue have enjoyed learning languages other than English – Wiradjuri and Indonesian in Prep Blue

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The sound of the day is.......X! Combining sport and sounds, this clever bunch 'caught' on quick.
What a fun way to combine movement and learning!

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Congratulations to Ryan, Joel, Leila, Isaac, and Denis on completing their white card training today! We love to celebrate students who are upskilling and preparing themselves for life

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